Sangri ki subzi I’ve shared it earlier but it’s a little different this time.  1 cup sangri dried Rajasthani beans 3-4 dry red chillies 1/2 amchoor powder  1/2 tsp saunf powder  3/4 tsp red chilli powder  1/2 tsp coriander seeds 2 tsp coriander powder.  1/3 tsp turmeric 1-2 bay leaves 1/2 tsp kachri pwd or…

Moong ki Dal Ka Kora Bada ( Vada) Traditionally a Rajasthani Bada ( Vada).  A lovely Bada as they call it in Marwadi. Now a delicacy made during any said opportunity. A tru blue Marwadi will never say no to a Bada.  No one in our house can make better badas than my daughter ( Rachna)n…

Motor Shutir Kochuri and Alu Dum Matar ki Poori with Alu Dum. A lovely dish from the artistic , culture rich land of Bengal. Bengal which is very well know for its sweets made with chenna and Muri.  This is another delicious , and decadent dish. Made at any and every opportunity be it a weekend…

Masoor dal Peyaji   Definetly a notch above the besan ke pakora  Goes very well with dal chawal or fab even in its own  I didn’t fry them but just patted them into a mini uttapam pan  1/2 cup masoor  dal rinsed and soaked for 2-3 hours  1 tsp ginger garlic crushed  2 green chillies…

Almond Pistachio Brittle Badam Pista Chikki.  200 gms Almonds ( sliced) 200 gms Pista ( sliced ) 200 gm jaggery ( Gur) crushed / grated 1/3 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 tsp saffron  2 tsp ghee  Lightly dry roast the almonds and Pista before slicing . Cool completely. Slice.  Tip the ghee in a wok .  Heat…

Dahi ke Chane  A delicious dish from Rajasthan . Full of flavour ( Jaisalmer)  1/2 cup black chickpeas soaked overnight  1 1/2 cup curd  1 tbsp besan  1 tsp dhaniya pwd  1 tsp chilli pwd 1/2 tsp cumin seeds  1/2 tsp saunf pwd 1/2 tsp kachri pwd 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd  Green chillies chopped  Pinch…

Karachi Halwa My grandsons order ” Dadi Get me Red Halwa from Bombay”. And I was lost kya karoon?? Someone suggested take Karachi Halwa. So YouTube came to the rescue and here it is. From Khana Manpasand.  Though it didn’t become red but a lovely ” “HOT PINK ” 100 gms corn flour 200 gms sugar…

Cheese Crispies with a Corn Salad Corn Salad 1 cup boiled corn 1/2 yellow bell pepper 1/2 red bell pepper 5-6 green olives chopped 1 tbsp onions 2 cloves garlic crushed  2 tbsp Veeba Mayonnaise  Salt to taste 1 tsp Chilli flakes 1 tbsp olive oil  1 tsp Dried Oregano lightly roasted Roast the bell…

Money(oops)Maggie Bags These Maggie Bags are pretty to look at and delightful to taste.  Can be made in a jiffy.  I’ve used Maggie for the filling but we can variate with cheese, paneer, mixed veggies, corn,mushrooms and even a samosa masala. Etc  Maggie masala 1 packet A few wanton wrappers ( store bought) Green chilli…

Saffron Poached Pears Recipe inspiration by “Sylvia Fountaine” “Feasting At Home “ 4 pears ripe but firm  1 cup sugar 1/4 tsp saffron 2-3 cardamoms pounded with the skin  1 stick cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp lemon juice  1 tsp tsp lemon zest  A few drops vanilla extract / 1 vanilla pod 1 1…

Papad Paratha  1 cup whole wheat flour Water to knead  Add water to the flour and knead to a soft dough. Cover and keep aside for about an hour.  4 moong urad papads about 7″ diameter  Roast , cool and crush to a semi powdered state. Add a bit of red chilli pwd . A…

Mag Methi ( Moong and Fenugreek)  I don’t know from where this moong dish originated but I learnt it from my sis and she from a Sindhi friend . Mag the word is a Gujju word for Moong beans.  Moong Chawal is a must for our Dussehra Puja. And so this is how I make…